Swedish institution wants Asian MBA-students

The Stockholm School of Economics has participated in seven Asian trade fairs during November in an effort to recruit new students to the school’s new MBA-program, writes Swedish business daily DI.      Cities visited on the road show are Singapore, Bangkok, Mumbai, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Applications to the new MBA course shall be…

Swedish Society for Nature Conservation attacks pesticide supplier in Malaysia

The agribusiness company Syngenta is using the EU approval of the dangerous pesticide paraquat to put pressure on Malaysia to lift the ban and phase out of paraquat the country has decided on, alleges the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation in a letter to the European Commission.      In its letter, which is co-written with PAN…

Missionpharma to distribute ViroGates’ new, low-cost HIV-test next year

Danish suppliers of medicine and hospital supplies Missionpharma on July 3 this year signed a cooperation agreement with Danish biotech company ViroGates ApS to obtain the exclusive rights to distribute suPARnostic – a newly invented HIV-test which is expected to be ready on the market in 2004 – in Africa and other countries.      The new…

Electrolux inaugurates Rayong plant

On Thursday 27 November did Swedish white goods giant Electrolux celebrate the grand opening of its new washing machine factory in Rayong.      HRH Princess Somsawalee was guest of honour and presided over the official opening in presence of Electrolux executives, Sweden’s ambassador to Thailand, government officials and representatives of the Swedish business community in Thailand.…

Grundfos listed in “Ten Great Places to Work For in Europe”

Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos has been listed as one of “Ten Great Places to Work For in Europe” in a survey conducted by the renowned US business magazine, Fortune.      To compile their listing, Fortune canvassed a wide range of people from journalists and securities analysts to social investment researchers and consultants. The top ten were…

The Tube

To build a subway in a city like Bangkok which is flooded several days per year, doesn’t seem like such a brilliant idea. But it’s there now. Three years after Bangkok got its Sky Train, which worms its way on the second floor through the city, another train will soon worms its way two floors…

Prominent Thai in Denmark supports alumni initiative

“I think it’s a brilliant idea to have a Thai Danish alumni,” says Peter Sontidech, vice chairman of Thai-Danish Association in Denmark and probably the most respected Thais living in Denmark. Peter Sontidech visited Bangkok in November and immediately expressed his support when briefed about the initiative of the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce to establish…